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  • In truth, Mrs. Gradgrind’s stock of facts in general was woefully defective; but Mr. Gradgrind in raising her to her high matrimonial position, had been influenced by two reasons.
  • And when they were united in holy matrimony, they went home to breakfast at Stone Lodge aforesaid.
  • But she had to take her farewell of the male part of the company yet, and every one of them had to unfold his arms (for they all assumed the professional attitude when they found themselves near Sleary), and give her a parting kiss — Master Kidderminster excepted, in whose young nature there was an original flavour of the misanthrope, who was also known to have harboured matrimonial views, and who moodily withdrew.
  • Yet it is an indubitable fact, within the cognizance of this history, that five minutes after he had left the house in the self-same hat, the same descendant of the Scadgerses and connexion by matrimony of the Powlers, shook her right-hand mitten at his portrait, made a contemptuous grimace at that work of art, and said ’Serve you right, you Noodle, and I am glad of it.’

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  • Carlotta stepped back, to better deliver the truth that, when she contemplated holy matrimony, made her heart beat faster.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • I haven’t been to visit him at his condo in several days, but I hear from him that he and Liv have been shopping for their matrimonial bed, each of theirs a bit too historied for the spending of restful nights.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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